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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 10:09
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More A330 for QR...

As per FlightGlobal magazine , QR is studying a deal with airbus for more a330s after continuance delay of its B787..

Qr is currently flying 29 a330s which at least 15 aircraft are planned to be converted into freighters.

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Qatar Airways discusses A330 deal in wake of 787 delay
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 12:02
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I'm sure its just scare tactics for Mr Boeing, I'd be very surprised if this actually happens along with the cargo conversions.
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 15:14
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Al Baker is a very shrewd negotiator. Could get interesting. Any info related to how much longer the 787s could be delayed? I thought it was an interior-related issue - no?
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 15:30
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I believe it is due to the engines, which have two cases now of cracks. Not due to Boeing. The first aircraft flew at Farnborough months ago.
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 16:46
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It is not entirely engines or interior, it is most likely both.
About A330 - we've been hearing of a possible dry leasing of Air Hong Kong's brand new birds strait from the factory. Probability - unknown.
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 19:37
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The Delay is due to :-


- Technical problems in the A/C

- Qr forcing Boeing to have its A/C in Farnborough air show

- Qr interior design.


And More ...
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 06:13
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Transfer of title for the first aircraft is scheduled for later this week (5th/6th). The aircraft then goes for post a delivery modification and should be in Doha by early November.

Inshallah.......

The delivery phase for A/C 2 begins this week.

The plan was for QR to have 5 aircraft by the end of the year, it's looking very unlikely at this stage.
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 21:57
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any UPDATES?????????
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Old 15th Oct 2012, 05:04
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The first aircraft is undergoing modification now, barring any technical issues the work should be completed by the end of the month.

The next stop will be Seattle for the official ceremony and then it flies to Doha, should be here during the first week of November.
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